Unification News for May 2005
Conferment of Cheon Seong Gyeong and Hoondokhae Launch Ceremony
March 26, 2005
Central Training Center, Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 10 am: Flowers bloomed on a clear day at the Central Training Center in Sutaekri for a special event marking the Conferment of Cheon Seong Gyeong and Hoondokhae Launch Ceremony.
Blessed families from Seoul and the surrounding area who aspired to be organizers for Hoondokhae gathered this day, completely packing the main hall. A large-screen video was installed in the smaller halls on the second floor for other blessed families.
At 10 am, Rev. Song Yeung-suk, head manager of the blessed family department, began the ceremony for that day. Rev. Kwak Chung-hwan (representing True Parents) took the stage and Rev. Pak No-hi (President, Seoul branch, Association of Ideal Families for Cosmic Peace and Unity) gave the opening prayer. Han Soon-shil and Kang Dong-gu presented a flower bouquet to Rev. Kwak.
Rev. Kwak said: "The conferment of Cheon Seong Gyeong is in effect conveying True Parents' heart; we are receiving this gift so that anybody, without discrimination, can partake in Hoondokhae. This was a condition stating that we will carry out True Parents' will. It gave me a sense of mission in maximizing our practices in our daily lives and in sharing true love and happiness."
Rev. Kwak's special lecture ended at 11:15. Following this there was a report by Yoon Jeong-ro (President, IIFWP Korea) on the International Leaders Workshop in USA and Japan. After lunch, activity reports were given from 1:35 by Jeong Dong-won (President, Incheon Gyeyanggu branch) and Han Seok-su (President, Gwesangun branch). Son Byeong-ho (Secretary General, Peace Cup) also explained about the Peace Cup Soccer Tournament that is to begin from July 15. Rev. Kwak (FFWPU International President) began his afternoon lecture from 2:45. His presentation emphasized that the success of small group Hoon Dok Hae can become our magic wand. Small group activities should lead to and bear fruit in education on the Divine Principle, witnessing and blessing activities. He emphasized that we should create intimate relationships with the people we meet to expand our tribal messiah activities; work on diverse ways of education for each level of society to connect Hoondokhae to the levels of town, village and neighborhood. He reiterated that we should march forward in alignment with God's will.
The events that day ended at 4 pm with Rev. Kwak's prayer and three cheers of mansei by Rev. Kim Chang-geun. Entering in a new age of the providence, the local system in Korea has changed --church leaders will be presidents of the Ideal Family Federation of Cosmic Peace and Unity.
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